"I'll pay rent after you fix this fvcking leak" - I commented this on another pic somehow
@EddySteady, which pic. I will upvote it too
I'm saying that Texans that don't have flood insurance are screwed because they are being forced to pay for houses they can't even live in and they have no way to work and earn money.
@Ze Grammar Nazi, it's truly sad 😥
Must. crush. capitalism!
This is a hoax right?
@Sambob, Nope, people are really this sh*tty.
@Sambob, luckily people are protected from stuff like this by law surrounding natural disasters, but people are still sh!tty enough to even try it in the first place
@Davrial, granted i heard there was new legislation about insurance claims from texas that might fvck over some people affected by harvey
@Davrial, There is no such law in Texas. They can't get flood insurance in much of the state. And if you don't have flood insurance in Texas, and a flood occurs, you still have to pay rent until the house is deemed to be uninhabitable, which is done on a case by case basis. So those unlucky enough to be at the end of that list are screwed.
@Ze Grammar Nazi, it's a national law covering natural disasters in general, not specifically Texas and not specifically floods
@Davrial, don't think there could be such a national law, because this would be considered a state thing. Even though the federal goverment has grown huge to what it was suppose to be, it still only has authority in federal matters and most of the stuff is at the state level.
@Davrial, Wrong - source: http://www.npr.org/2017/09/02/548175755/after-hurricane-harvey-many-in-houston-struggle-with-apartment-rent-dilemma
TL:DR- Law requires rental payment unless home is completely uninhabitable, damaged can apply via court for lowered rent. Both renter and rentee can back out of a lease legally if severely damaged. And the pic is referencing someone who was being evicted weeks to months before the hurricane came, so it wasn't exactly the most evil thing to demand backlogged rent or boot them out, in context.
@TheCruzanator, yeah I was going to say it's the landlords responsibility to keep the rental property inhabitable and up to code, so that headline must have a different angle
@TheCruzanator, thank you for the link
@Sambob, this specific news story is clickbait if that makes you happy. The rent not paid is from the month before the flood and the case was already in court by the time flooding occurred.